NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/22/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League
Week 8 in the NFL begins tomorrow with a nice-looking game between the Chargers and Broncos. In the meantime, we’ve got plenty of stuff to talk about, so with that in mind let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players are making headlines out there.
The Eagles’ Darren Sproles was able to return to practice yesterday--on a limited basis--but he’s still not expected to play in Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.
Sproles is getting over a knee injury and has been doing individual work during practice.
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Troubled 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith might be getting some good news soon. He’s been suspended for the first nine games of the season due to violations fo the league’s policies on personal conduct and substance abuse, but according to some reports out there, he could have his suspension reduced by one or two games for good behavior.
With San Francisco on a bye this week, it’s conceivable that Smith could be active as soon as Week 9 against St. Louis.
We see big things in store for Travaris Cadet’s immediate future. Fellow Saints RB Pierre Thomas is sidelined with a shoulder injury, and Cadet is the team’s next most talented receiving option out of the backfield.
Sources close to the team expect Cadet to see a sizable jump in his workload, which is already pretty large. He’s racked up 15 grabs for 129 yards and a score in just the last three games.
Even though the Texans lost pretty spectacularly during “Monday Night Football” this past week, there’s still some good news coming out of it. Star DE J.J. Watt set the franchise record for fumble recoveries during the fist quarter when he jumped on a Ben Roethlisberger gaffe.
That gives Watt nine fumble recoveries in his career, one more than DeMeco Ryans’ mark of eight during 2006-2011.
What’s in store for the Jaguars’ Denard Robinson? It’s hard to say right now, but the team certainly has high hopes.
Robinson torched the Browns defense in Week 7, and will likely remain the team’s top rushing option in the near future. Toby Gerhart may cut into the workload when he gets healthy, but for now Robinson seems to be the guy.
Regardless, the Jags have a tough assignment this week when it comes to rushing. They’ll be facing the Dolphins, who have done very well against the run thus far.
Week 8 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 8 in the NFL. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Bye Week: Giants, 49ers
Thursday, October 23, 2014:
8:25 PM ET:
San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos (CBS)
Sunday, October 26, 2014:
9:30 AM ET:
Detroit Lions at Atlanta Falcons (FOX) *From Wembley Stadium
1:00 PM ET
Minnesota Vikings at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets (CBS)
Chicago Bears at New England Patriots (FOX)
Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers (CBS)
Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)
Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)
Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans (FOX)
St. Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs (FOX)
4:05 PM ET
Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals (FOX)
4:25 PM ET
Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)
Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns (CBS)
8:30 PM ET
Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints (NBC)
Monday, October 27, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys (ESPN)
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